This page is aimed to help you with your soft plastic and jig head choices for each local species ( sorted in Alphabetical order ). Listing our favourite plastics, jig heads and setup. This page has recently been added ( was heavily requested by members ) I will be adding more supporting content and videos to the page over the coming weeks.

AUSTRALIAN BASS / ESTUARY PERCH

Bass

My favourite bass soft plastics and setup

  • Munroes 2.75-inch paddle tail ( glass monkey )
  • Berkley Gulp 2-inch shrimp ( camo )
  • Keitech Swing Impact 3-inch ( Silver Gold Flash )
  • Zman 2.5-inch grubs ( motor oil, midnight oil, bloodworm )
  • Savage Gear Slim Minnows ( nuclear chicken )
  • Berkley 2.6 inch powerbait T-Tail ( Black Gold Sparkle )
  • Zman 2.5-inch slim swimz ( motor oil, midnight oil, bloodworm )
  • Squidgee Wrigglers 80mm ( bloodworm )
  • Berkley Gulp 6 inch sandworm ( Camo )
  • ProLure Live Yabby ( watermelon )

Australian Bass and Estuary Perch are very similar in size, look and behaviour. Soft plastics above rigged on a HWS jig head, depending on depth 1/20, 1/28, 1/40. 1-3 or 2-4 kilo spin rod, 1000, 2000, 2500 size reel. 4-8lb braid 1-rod length of 4-8lb fluorocarbon leader.

BREAM

Bream

My favourite bream soft plastics and setup

  • Zman 2.5-inch grubs ( motor oil, midnight oil, bloodworm )
  • Zman 2.5-inch slim swimz ( motor oil, midnight oil, bloodworm )
  • Munroes 2.75-inch paddle tail ( Motor oil, glass monkey )
  • Squidgee Wrigglers 80mm ( bloodworm )
  • Damiki monster miki 2.5 inch ( skin Blue UV )
  • Berkley Gulp 4-inch turtleback worm ( Camo )
  • Keitech 3-inch Swing Impact ( Silver Gold Flash )
  • Berkley Gulp 6-inch sandworm ( Camo )
  • ProLure Live Yabby ( watermelon )

Soft plastics above rigged on a HWS jig head, depending on depth 1/12, 1/16, 1/20, 1/28, 1/40. Most commonly I use 1/20. 1-3 kilo spin rod, 1000, 2000 size reel. 4-6lb braid 1-rod length of 4-6lb fluorocarbon leader.

FLATHEAD

Flathead

My favourite flathead soft plastics and setup

  • Berkley 4-inch turtleback worm ( camo )
  • Munroes 3.75-inch paddle tail ( UV Filthy Pilchard )
  • Keithtech Easy Shiner 4 inch ( Silver Flash minnow )
  • Zman 3-inch grub ( watermelon )
  • Zman 3-inch MinnowZ ( Purple Death, UV Pink )
  • Munroes curltail worm ( Caramel éclair )
  • Squidgee Wrigglers 120mm ( Silver Fox )

Soft plastics above rigged on a 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, jig head. Most commonly I use 1/8. 2-5 kilo spin rod, 2500, 3000 size reel. 10-15lb braid 1-rod length of 10-15lb fluorocarbon leader.

KINGFISH

Kingfish

My favourite kingfish soft plastics and setup

  • Lunker City Slug-Go ( pre-rigged ) 9-inch ( Albino )
  • Daiwa 4.2-inch bait junkie minnow ( white magic )
  • Daiwa 7-inch bait junkie jerk shad ( pilchard glow )
  • Squidgy 150mm paddle tail ( sardine glow )

Soft plastics above rigged weedless so they remain sub-surface. 5-10 kilo spin rod, 5000, 6000, 8000 size reel. 20-40lb braid 1-rod length of 40lb fluorocarbon leader.

MULLET

Mullet

My favourite mullet soft plastics and setup

  • Zman 2-inch grubs ( motor oil, bloodworm )
  • Keitech 2-inch Swing Impact ( Silver Gold Flash )
  • Savage Gear 5cm pro Grub ( UV Black )
  • Zman 2.5-inch slim swimz ( motor oil, midnight oil, bloodworm )
  • Munroes curltail worm ( Caramel éclair )
  • Squidgee Wrigglers 80mm ( Blood worm )

Soft plastics above rigged on an HWS jig head, depending on depth 1/12, 1/16, 1/20, 1/28, 1/40. Most commonly I use 1/20. Smothered in S-Factor or ProCure Prawn scent. 1-3 kilo spin rod, 1000, 2000 size reel. 4-6lb braid 1-rod length of 4-6lb fluorocarbon leader.

MULLOWAY

Mulloway

My favourite Mulloway soft plastics and setup

  • Munroes 3.75-inch paddle tail ( Motor oil, glass monkey )
  • Zman 4-inch diesel minnow ( pearl, opening night )
  • Daiwa 4.2-inch bait junkie minnow ( white magic )
  • Zman 3-inch MinnowZ ( Purple Death, Motor oil )
  • Squidgy 150mm paddle tail ( sardine glow )

Soft plastics above rigged on a 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, ( 3-0 or 4-0 size ) jig head. 3-7 kilo spin rod, 3000, 4000 size reel. 15-20lb braid 1-rod length of 20lb fluorocarbon leader

REDFIN

My favourite Redfin soft plastics and setup

Redfin

  • Strike Tiger 3-inch curtail grub ( Vodka n Orange, Banana Shock )
  • Zman 3-inch MinnowZ ( Purple Death, UV Pink )
  • Flash Arrow 3-inch J shad
  • Zman 3-inch slim Swimz ( Calico Candy, Mood Ring )
  • Munroes 2.75-inch paddle tail ( Cotton Candy )
  • Savage Gear slim minnow ( nuclear chicken )
  • Zman 2.5-inch grubs ( motor oil, midnight oil, bloodworm )
  • Keitech 3-inch Swing Impact ( Silver Gold Flash )

Soft plastics above rigged on a 1/8, 1/12 ( size 2-0 or 3-0 ) can also attach jig spinners for great results. 2-4 kilo spin rod, 2000, 2500 size reel. 6-10lb braid 1-rod length of 6-10lb fluorocarbon leader.

SALMON

Salmon

My favourite salmon soft plastics and setup

  • Zman 3-inch MinnowZ ( Purple Death )
  • Munroes 3.75 inch paddle tail ( Swarf )
  • Berkley 3-inch power minnow ( pearl watermelon, smelt )
  • Berkley 4-inch turtleback worm ( camo )
  • Keithtech Easy Shiner 4 inch ( Silver Flash minnow )
  • Zman 3-inch grub ( watermelon )
  • Munroes curltail worm ( Caramel éclair )
  • Squidgee Wrigglers 120mm ( Silver Fox )

Soft plastics above rigged on a 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, ( size 3-0 or 4-0 ) jig head. Most commonly I use 1/8. 2-5 kilo spin rod, 2500, 3000 size reel. 10-15lb braid 1-rod length of 10-15lb fluorocarbon leader.

SNAPPER

Snapper

  • Berkley Gulp 5 inch & 7 inch Jerk Shads ( Pearl White, Blue Fuse, Nuclear Chicken )
  • Berkley 7 inch turtleback worm ( camo, nuclear chicken )
  • Munroes 3.75 inch paddletail ( UV Motor Oil )
  • Keithtech Easy Shiner 4 inch ( Silver Flash minnow )
  • Zman 3 inch MinnowZ ( Purple Death, UV Pink )
  • Daiwa 4.2 inch bait junkie paddle tail ( Minnow white, Dawn, Minnow Yabbie )
  • Squidgee Wrigglers 120mm ( Silver Fox )

Soft plastics above rigged on a 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, jig head. Most commonly I use 1/8. 3-6 kilo spin rod, 2500, 3000 size reel. 15-20lb braid 1 rod length of 15-20lb fluorocarbon leader.

SNOOK

Snook

My favourite snook soft plastics and setup

  • Zman 3-inch MinnowZ ( Purple Death )
  • Savage Gear Fathead curl tail 8cm ( motor oil )
  • Munroes 3.75 inch paddle tail ( Swarf )
  • Berkley 3-inch power minnow ( pearl watermelon, smelt )
  • Berkley 4-inch turtleback worm ( camo )
  • Keittech Easy Shiner 4 inch ( Silver Flash minnow )
  • Zman 3-inch grub ( watermelon )
  • Munroes curltail worm ( Caramel éclair )
  • Squidgee Wrigglers 120mm ( Pink Glitz, Bloodworm )

Very similar setup to salmon here. Snook respond well to scents like s-factor or procure. Soft plastics above rigged on a 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, ( size 3-0 or 4-0 ) jig head. Most commonly I use 1/8. 2-5 kilo spin rod, 2500, 3000 size reel. 10-15lb braid 1 rod length of 10-15lb fluorocarbon leader.

TREVALLY

Trevally

My favourite trevally soft plastics and setup

  • Berkley 4-inch turtleback worm ( camo, pumpkinseed )
  • Munroes curltail worm ( Caramel éclair )
  • Berkley Gulp 6-inch sandworm ( Camo )
  • Keitech 3 inch Swing Impact ( Silver Gold Flash )
  • Squidgee Wrigglers 80mm ( bloodworm )
  • Zman 2.5-inch grubs ( motor oil, bloodworm )

A small selection here as Trevally respond really well to worm imitations. Soft plastics above rigged on a 1/6, 1/8, 1/12 jig head ( size 2-0 or 3-0 ). Most commonly I use 1/8. 2-5 kilo spin rod, 2500, 3000 size reel. 10-15lb braid 1-rod length of 10-15lb fluorocarbon leader.

TROUT

Trout

My favourite Trout soft plastics and setup

  • Strike Tiger 1-inch nymph ( Black n Gold )
  • Berkley 2.6 inch powerbait T-Tail ( Black Gold Sparkle )
  • Flash Arrow 4-inch J shad ( gill silver )
  • Munroes 2.75-inch paddle tail ( Black Gold )
  • Zman 3-inch slim Swimz ( Calico Candy, Mood Ring )
  • Zman 2.5-inch grubs ( motor oil, midnight oil, bloodworm )

Soft plastics above rigged on a 1/8, 1/12 ( size 2-0 or 3-0 ) . 2-4 kilo spin rod, 2000, 2500 size reel. 6-10lb braid 1-rod length of 6-10lb fluorocarbon leader.

WHITING

Whiting

My favourite whiting soft plastics and setup

  • Berkley Gulp 4-inch turtleback worm ( pumpkinseed )
  • Berkley Gulp 6-inch sandworm ( Camo )
  • Zman 2.5-inch TRD craw ( bloodworm )
  • Berkley gulp crabby ( Camo )
  • Munroes 2.75-inch paddle tail ( Motor oil, glass monkey )
  • ProLure Live Yabby ( watermelon )
  • Zman 2.5-inch grubs ( motor oil, midnight oil, bloodworm )

Soft plastics above rigged on a 1/8, 1/12 ideally with a small size 6 stinger 75mm down for worm imitations. 1-4 kilo spin rod, 1000, 2000, 2500 size reel. 6-8lb braid 1-rod length of 6-8lb fluorocarbon leader.

YELLOWBELLY ( Golden Perch )

Golden Perch

My favourite yellowbelly soft plastics and setup

  • Berkley Gulp Minnow 3-inch ( Black )
  • Daiwa Bait Junkie 2.5-inch grub ( Copper Flash, Black n Gold )
  • Munroes 2.75-inch paddle tail ( Black Gold )
  • Flash Arrow 3-inch J shad
  • Zman 3-inch slim Swimz ( Calico Candy, Mood Ring )
  • Zman 2.5-inch grubs ( motor oil, midnight oil, bloodworm )

Soft plastics above rigged on a 1/8, 1/12 ( size 2-0 or 3-0 ) can also attach jig spinners for great results. 2-4 kilo spin rod, 2000, 2500 size reel. 6-10lb braid 1-rod length of 6-10lb fluorocarbon leader.

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